Ecological Research

Race Wyvernians
Location Astera - Tradeyard west end

The Ecological Research Center is a group of NPCs in Monster Hunter World (MHW): The Chief Ecologist, Lynian Researcher, and the Smart Biologist. At the Ecological Research Center, the Hunter can view Monster Research Levels, Special Investigations, and the Monster Field Guide.


Ecological Research is a facility the studies Monsters. Their studies can help you with your hunts and investigations.


Quests & Services

The Chief Ecologist will archive any information the Hunter gathers on by taking down Monsters and gathering their tracks. This will add information to the Monster Field Guide. Gathering a Monster's tracks will also increase the Scoutfly level for that Monster, making it easier to track on successive hunts. Note that the Scoutfly Level lowers over time.

In addition, special Quests  will be issued by the members of Ecological research throughout the Story from the Chief Biologist, Smart Biologist, and Impatient Biologist. They will ask the Hunter to hunt or capture specific Monsters in order to study them, as well as encounter the legendary Kirin. In addition, the Lynian Researcher will guide the Hunter in studying the Grimalkynes and Gajalaka.

Quests offered by the members of Ecological Research:

Chief Ecologist

  • Butting Heads with Nature
  • A Thicket of Thugs
  • The Great Glutton
  • Camp Crasher
  • Scatternut Shortage
  • The Current Situation
  • Mired in the Spire
  • The Piscine Problem
  • One Helluva Sinus Infection
  • Sorry You're Not Invited
  • A Bone to Pick
  • When Desire Becomes an Obsession
  • Twin Spires Upon the Sands
  • A Humid Headache
  • Scratching the Itch
  • Tickled Pink

Smart Biologist

  • Snatch the Snatcher
  • Landing the Landslide Wyvern
  • White Monster for a White Coat
  • Man's Best Friend
  • Bazelgeuse in the Field of Fire
  • Stirrings from the Grave
  • Master of the Gale
  • Infernal Monarchy

Impatient Biologist

  • Gone in a Flash
  • Lightning Strikes Twice




Admiral  ♦  Botanical Research  ♦  Commander  ♦  Elder Melder  ♦  Endemic Life Researcher  ♦  Field Master  ♦  Field Team Leader  ♦  First Wyverians  ♦  Grimalkyne Tribes  ♦  Lynian Researcher  ♦  Mysterious Hooded Man  ♦  Piscine Researcher  ♦  Poogie  ♦  Resource Center  ♦  Second Fleet Master  ♦  Shy Scholar  ♦  The Armory  ♦  The Handler  ♦  The Huntsman  ♦  Third Fleet Master


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